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Art Basel

ART BASEL, Basel

Claudia Comte, Now I Won (detail), 2017.
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Daniel Horn

The air was hot and filled with din. Art Basel 2017 opened on Tuesday as a more laid-back affair than the previous two editions, but the overall mood was nonetheless upbeat. And how could it not be, given the breathtakingly vulgar fun-fair installation Now I Won (2017) by Swiss artist... continue reading
Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017.
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Daniel Szehin Ho

Twenty years after the handover of sovereignty from the United Kingdom to China, Hong Kong stands at a crossroads. The generation to come of age in the intervening decades has become restless, frustrated by the rejection of demands for universal suffrage (the election for the next Chief Executive takes places... continue reading
Art Basel Miami Beach

ART BASEL, Miami

View of Art Basel Miami Beach 2016. © Art Basel.
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Monica Uszerowicz

It has been hard, lately, to think about art. I don’t mean to imply that art isn’t powerful, transformative, or even a necessary distraction. The problem, really, is that it’s been hard to think about anything besides the new president-elect, or how every check I deposit helps fund the poisoning... continue reading
Art Basel and Liste

ART BASEL, Basel

View of Art Basel’s Unlimited section, Art Basel 2016.
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Jennifer Piejko

When word got out that Hervé Falciani, a dapper systems engineer at HSBC’s hushed private bank in Geneva, had lifted the identities and details of 130,000 account holders in 2008, the Swiss government was put in the unfortunate position of having to ask its neighbors to extradite this thief or... continue reading
Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

Outside Art Basel Hong Kong 2016.
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Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh

The maxim “less is more” hardly springs to mind when thinking about Art Basel Hong Kong. Yet Art Basel’s global director, Marc Spiegler, uttered those very words during the media reception for this year’s edition, arguing for quality over quantity and noting that all three of the franchise’s fairs in... continue reading
Art Basel Miami Beach

ART BASEL, Miami

View of Art Basel Miami Beach, 2015.
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Direlia Lazo

As is appropriate for its place in the calendar, Art Basel Miami Beach is a fair of reaffirmations and revisitations rather than new discoveries. Its great achievement has been, over its 14 years, to stimulate the artistic life of the city in which it takes place. More broadly, there are... continue reading

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